maintenance of wakefulness test


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main·te·nance of wake·ful·ness test

(MWT) (mān'tě-năns wāk'ful-nĕs test)
Assessment that lasts up to 8 hours in which a patient is studied during naps and wakefulness in a sleep-inducing environment.

maintenance of wakefulness test

An assessment of excessive daytime sleepiness in which the subject is asked to remain awake while resting comfortably in a quiet, dark room.
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The primary endpoint of the trial was EDS as measured by the objective Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT).
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Patients on both doses of armodafinil showed significantly improved daytime wakefulness, compared with placebo patients, as measured with the Maintenance of Wakefulness Test at weeks 4, 8, and 12.
In another test, the Maintenance of Wakefulness Test, the patient tries to, stay awake during four 2-hour intervals of sitting in a dark room.
The Maintenance of Wakefulness Test (MWT) was used to assess the outcome of treatment.

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